“Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze”.
In an age were Instagram filters and Photoshop effects are quicker applied than the actual click of a camera, one begins to question the authenticity of contemporary photography. Eric Cahan’s “Sky Series” leaves me in awe. His flawless and ethereal photographs of sunrises and sunsets across the American skyline could easily be considered products of excessive after-effect processing. However Cahan’s images aren’t the result of digital alteration, his process involves attaching colored resin filters to the lens of the camera before continuing to capture the light and shadow of all things natural.
New York, Florida, San Francisco and even the Costa Rican sky have been photographed and catalogued with precise time and location; potential diary entries of Cahan’s transient memories of his extensive travels. The spiritual series of multihued horizons are reflections of everything ephemeral - the environment, time and the exquisite experience of ‘being within a moment’.